The S&S pattern arrived yesterday afternoon. This is the real reason I love Jennie's patterns - it's an instant gratification thing. Actually the pattern looks pretty good, I'll be sure to write a proper review of it.
I got my mail just as I had finished cleaning my room and was getting ready to cut out my shift. Ha! Into the corner went the shift (again) and instead I tried on my 1804 stays, took some measurements, traced the correct size onto interfacing and cut out a toile. I decided to make one up per the directions, just to see what happens. I can adjust from there. If the toile comes out half-way decently I may just finish the gown and sell it (hence the use of a plain purple cotton rather than the normal sheets). Waste not, want not!
I had a party last night so that was as far as I’ve gotten on it. This morning I went to church, came home and put a batch of brownies in for lunch and am on my way to the room to sew up the toile.
I can't believe I'm actually working on this... yay!